Protecting and preserving our Mother nature is more important now than ever. With the serious climate change happening around the world, it is imperative that every single individual take a step forward to make a change.
We do not only embark on initiatives towards cleaning and preserving our environment, but also call upon others to do the same through various awareness programmes. We are fully committed to building a safe, conducive and more sustainable tomorrow for our future generations.
We teamed up to become ‘river warriors’ − cleaning up the river downstream at the Firefly Jetty Kampung Kuantan, Kuala Selangor to ensure its pristine state.
A total of 40 committed Hartanians volunteered in the impactful river cleanup programme, which resulted in the removal of 200kg of debris! In addition, our colleagues also engaged in other environment nurturing activities which included watering the nurseries and learning the essential care techniques of Berembang and Palm Trees — integral habitats for fireflies.
Environmental sustainability is vital to support the health of the planet and livelihoods of communities, while subsequently ensuring that the world’s precious natural resources are preserved for future generations. This programme underscores our commitment not only to environmental preservation but also to creating a sustainable haven for the captivating fireflies that rely on these trees for their habitat.
To enhance environmental literacy among local youth in the communities near our operations, such as Kuala Selangor, Ijok and Bestari Jaya, Yayasan Hartalega continued to collaborate with social enterprise Inspirasi KAWA for the third consecutive year, encouraging youth participation in biodiversity conservation efforts. This year, our focus was on monitoring water quality in Bestari Jaya, adopting the Place-Based Citizen Science (PBCS) approach.
Through this, we aim to design a PBCS programme based on the Eco-Heart Index as a citizen science tool to maintain water quality levels, where communities including youth will be able to participate in field collection of water quality monitoring data. Moving forward, the project will include water preservation and conservation programme